Nothing better than a jazzy jam to get you in your feelings…
And that’s what British rapper Loyle Carner does in “Damselfly”, a slow, groovy tune produced by his long-time buddy Tom Misch, who also sings the chorus.
With jazzy horns and beautiful guitars, Loyle Carner spills honesty and vulnerability while rapping about an old love that didn’t work out – or, better, a past love, since nothing “old” can be said about Loyle. He was born in 1994 and has been called a “prodigy” since the beginning of his career. Well, being so awesome while being so young can also have its cons - Misch's vocals suggest that "Damselfly" was inspired by someone who thought Carner was "too young" for them.
But regardless of age, what’s also interesting about Loyle is how open he his about his struggles with dyslexia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which led him to speak up several times about mental health awareness. The same openness can be seen in his music – his style is called “confessional hip hop”.
In “Damselfly”, we have the best of Carner’s style among with the best that hip hop can sound when it merges with jazz.
However, another reason why this track is in our playlist is that, since we support visibility and empowerment for people to be who they are and live their best life, it’s our pleasure to support artists such as Loyle Carner, so they can contribute to the debate about sensitive and important topics such as mental health and others.
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About the curator: Ana Clara Ribeiro
Music, art and entertainment have always played a big role in the life of Ana Clara Ribeiro. She grew up in Gurupi (an inland city in Tocantins, the youngest State of Brazil), listening to all kinds of music, reading, writing, watching stuff and connecting them to her personal beliefs and other ideas she read about.
As she became a lawyer and a writer, all the topics to which she is constantly exposed continued to give her insights about life, people and the universe, through the lenses of art.
Nowadays, when she isn’t analyzing lawsuits or producing content about Law, Marketing, Business or Music, she is certainly doing something related to her various personal and professional projects, always to the sound of a playlist as eclectic as her life.